Two-wheeled tri­fecta

Vespa 946 Red, Sprint Car­bon and Sei Giorni land in Malaysia

Top Gear (Malaysia) - - Pace Notes -

Heads up Vespa fans and col­lec­tors, au­tho­rised dis­trib­u­tor Naza Premira has just made three spe­cial edi­tion of­fer­ings avail­able here.

Lead­ing the billing is the Vespa 946 Red, fol­lowed by the Sprint Car­bon and the Sei Giorni. Here’s what’s in store with each:

Vespa 946 Red

The retro-fu­tur­ist and pre­mium-priced 946 isn’t new, but this all-red spe­cial is. Un­like the base 946, this vari­ant aptly dons the strik­ing red hue on its steel body, as well as its alu­minium mud­guard, side, en­gine and trans­mis­sion cov­ers too.

Re­tained is the base Vespa 946’s mod­ern air-cooled 150cc four-stroke sin­gle-cylin­der en­gine and twist-andgo CVT au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, the for­mer boast­ing a three-valve setup and elec­tronic fuel in­jec­tion.

Equally mod­ern are its safety fea­tures. Brimmed as stan­dard are Vespa’s Anti-Slip Reg­u­la­tion (ASR) trac­tion con­trol and dual chan­nel ABS suites, promis­ing en­hanced con­trol over the stylish scooter.

Ex­clu­sively in red, it com­mands a base price of RM66,000 – ouch! Vespa Sprint Car­bon

Should the 946 Red be too pricey, then this blacked-out ver­sion of the pop­u­lar Vespa Sprint, dubbed the Sprint Car­bon, has a more ‘grounded’ RM17,400 base price tag.

The Sprint is renowned as Vespa’s light­weight and sporty small-body of­fer­ing with a dis­tinc­tive squared head­lamp de­sign, and the Sprint Car­bon fur­ther en­hances that prove­nance with its ex­clu­sive, very racy all-black colour­way.

This sporty clas­sic har­nesses Vespa’s cur­rent gen­er­a­tion and Euro 4-com­pli­ant 150cc i-Get air-cooled sin­gle-cylin­der mill and a twist-and-go CVT au­to­matic.

Beyond style and ef­fi­cient per­for­mance, the Sprint Car­bon’s kit list fea­tures ABS brakes and a nifty USB charg­ing port. In all, it’s a safe and very prac­ti­cal

Vespa Sei Giorni

Cap­ping off the trio is the racy Sei Giorni spe­cial.

This ex­clu­sive vari­ant of the big-bod­ied GTS model is set apart by its dis­tinct and unique green colour­way in­spired by the famed “Sei Giorni In­ter­nazionale di Varese” rally.

Com­plet­ing the her­itage look are de­sign el­e­ments like the rac­ing num­ber de­cal at the rear quar­ter, the repo­si­tioned head­light on the front mud­guard, the unique fly­screen and the ribbed seat sad­dle.

To match the racy looks, the Sei Giorni packs a punchy, liq­uid cooled 300cc sin­gle-cylin­der, quad-valve mill that out­puts 21.2bhp and 22Nm to the rear wheel via a twist-and-go CVT au­to­matic box.

If you want a go-fast Vespa with the au­then­tic her­itage race liv­ery to match, the Sei Giorni is it. At RM38,000 on­wards, this is no cheap ask, but true Ital­ian style never comes cheap any­way.

Sprint Car­bonSei Giorni946 Red

pre­mium of­fer­ing for the dis­cern­ing ur­ban com­muter.

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